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dc.contributor.authorNopporn Kurustienen_US
dc.contributor.authorKeerin Mekhoraen_US
dc.contributor.authorWattana Jalayondejaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMasaharu Kumashiroen_US
dc.contributor.authorHiroyuki Izumien_US
dc.contributor.authorSuebsak Nanthavanijen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Occupational and Environmental Healthen_US
dc.contributor.otherSirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationErgonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010. (2011), 27-32en_US
dc.description.abstractNowadays, back belts are commonly used among industrial manual handling workers to prevent low back injury. This study aims to investigate how the lumbo-sacral belt and the pelvic belt affect trunk muscular activities during manual lifting. Both belts are elastic type but differ in the belt width and wearing position. Nine Japanese healthy male subjects whose ages range between 21 and 27 years participated in this study. The results showed that there were significant decreases (p =0.01) of Transversus Abdominis (TrA)/Internal Oblique (IO) and Erector Spinae (ES) activities when wearing the pelvic belt and lifting 20-kg loads using the squat posture, and lifting 20-kg loads using the standing posture, respectively. All other conditions showed similar trend of decreases in trunk muscular activities. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of trunk muscular activities during manual lifting with two elastic back belt typesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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